Back in the Saddle Again

Or more literally, I’m back on Dauntless. Last week I returned to Dauntless, but then took a 5-day trip to Anchorage to attend a teaching job fair. I figure as long as I will be in the USA for the foreseeable future, I may as well work again and put my winter time to constructiveContinue reading “Back in the Saddle Again”

An Auspicious Start

Ever have those situations when the yellow/red flags are waving, and you spend all your time trying to decide if the flag is yellow or red? Instead of wondering what’s causing the flag to wave in the first place?? Welcome to my world. Brian and Mark arrived Sunday, the 29th of April. I was aContinue reading “An Auspicious Start”

Getting the Show on the Road

The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. Having gotten my toothache taken care of by having a root canal the first evening I was back in Huatulco, I was finally felling pretty good. The previous 5 days were a whirlwind of: pain, getting things done in NY, flying to southern MexicoContinue reading “Getting the Show on the Road”

Dauntless Redux

Just in case you missed it, here are the pictures of Dauntless, before and after her winter in Ireland. It was a transformative time! When I get back to Dauntless in a couple of weeks, it will be time to get her wet again. Then, just days later, we will take the first steps inContinue reading “Dauntless Redux”

The Great Battery Caper

After months of planning, thinking and just plain fretting, the batteries are in and Dauntless is no longer acting like a one legged duck. How do one legged ducks act you wonder? Without the engine running or being plugged into shore power, we had only a few minutes’ worth of electrical power. And I’d goContinue reading “The Great Battery Caper”

D-Day Minus One

Ever wonder what the “D” stands for? My first thought I thought it was for “Deployment”, then I was thinking how it was used in the U.S. Air Force and it was more like the first day the plan is executed.  This is the day everything starts. Though I can understand the reluctance to callContinue reading “D-Day Minus One”

Dauntless Lurks in the Dusk

While Dauntless is preparing for her debut, my back is complaining that it can’t support the lifestyle my mind demands. So I thought the analogy of a car stuck in the snow, with spinning tires was a pretty good.  But now I have a little additional bit. Last night, before bed, I wrote about theContinue reading “Dauntless Lurks in the Dusk”

Three Goals in Three Days

I can handle that.  In the middle of the night, it finally dawned on me that I needed a goat that I could accomplish in one day. As Ziggy Stardust would say, Wham, Bam, Thank you, Ma’am. Otherwise my brain just keep spinning, like tires spinning in the snow going no where. Not fun. Well,Continue reading “Three Goals in Three Days”

Why I Am Not Afraid

  Being in the New Ross Boat Yard daily, now in the spring, almost daily I run into people who ask me about our passage across the Atlantic.  They always ask if I was ever afraid.  Yes, inwardly I do roll my eyes, but now I have my answer down rote, I was never afraid,Continue reading “Why I Am Not Afraid”

Time is Flying; But My Head is in the Clouds

Or am I flying and that’s why my head is in the clouds? Such weighty questions, so little time. What else is new, as my friends would say? I did make a list of all the things that still need to be done between now and the next few weeks.  It’s a long list.  MostContinue reading “Time is Flying; But My Head is in the Clouds”